April 2013 Video Games Report

In addition to the game I played this month, I’ve decided from now on to  include a running total of the top games to see if/how they change with time. For example, when I wasn’t paying attention, Saints Row: The Third made the Top 7.  (Which, raptr, is a weird number.  Usually these things are […]

2012 Video Games Report and Game of the Year

First of all, a quick reminder that my Game of the Year doesn’t necessarily have to come out in 2012.  Because I don’t have the time to dedicate to video games, the price premium of buying it new rarely makes sense to me.  So my Game of the Year will be my favorite game that […]

August 2012 Games Report

Team Fortress 2 (5 hrs) – a lot of this time was spent testing out my new private server which I described setting up in this post. Civilization V (1 hr) – played a little bit in the game I’m documenting at onemoreturn.ericsbinaryworld.com .  Been too busy to play much more than that. Saints Row: […]

Jan 2012 Video Games

There aren’t any new games on here, so I’m only going to mention some quick comments on each. Plants vs Zombies (29  hrs) – threw a bunch of hours into this game because I just had a handful of achievements left and for some reason I wanted to finish it off.  2 or 3 to […]

2011 in Video Games (and my 2011 Game of the Year)

Civilization V (75 hrs) – What can I say about this game that I haven’t said already?  This is the series that made “One More More Turn…” famous and it still works today.  If I were to start a game tonight, I would not go to bed at a reasonable time. Team Fortress 2 (70 […]

Dec 2011 Video Games

With school over I had plenty of time to get back into video games last month.  I had a blast! Team Fortress 2 (6 hrs) – Got back into this game because my brother-in-law wanted to play it.  I’d forgotten how awesomely fun it is to play this game! Plants vs Zombies (5 hrs) – […]

2010 Game of the Year

I played a lot of games this year.  Perhaps more than in any previous year since leaving high school.  Since I usually don’t buy games when they first come out, the winner will not necessarily be a game that came out this year.  I went to my raptr page and took a look at all […]

When Achievements are a Good Thing

At first I ridiculed achievements/trophies.  The idea that grown men and women (and, heck anyone over 12 years old) would care about getting these achievements enough to continue playing through their games until they earned them all seemed ludicrous.  Then, I acknowledged it was a fun way to compete with friends in games that are […]